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Louisiana residents may wonder which divorce option is best

Going through a significant life change can have serious impacts on a person's life. Divorce is one of those changes that could cause considerable upheaval, and therefore, Louisiana residents who are going through or are about to go through these proceedings may wish to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. One way is to choose the alternative that best fits one's individual circumstances.

If parties are hoping to avoid litigation, they may wish to give cooperative or collaborative divorces a try. With these types of proceedings, individuals work with their legal counsel and their soon-to-be ex-spouses in order to negotiate and come to settlement terms. The proceedings may utilize scheduled meetings for all parties to attend or utilize phone discussions and document transfers. 

Another option that many individuals opt for is mediation. With mediation, the divorcing parties work together with an outside party who acts as the mediator. This individual helps keep the negotiations moving forward and present necessary discussion topics. If issues arise that a mediator is not able to address or compromise has come to a halt, the individuals have the option to proceed with litigation in court. 

Finding the most manageable divorce proceedings for a particular set of circumstances could help individuals move through their process in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, interested Louisiana residents may wish to find out more information regarding these options and how their cases could potentially be handled. Discussing their desired outcomes and concerns with their legal counsel could potentially also help individuals find the best path for their predicaments.

Source:, "Navigating divorce by using a business mindset", Mark Scott, Jan. 1, 2017

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